She Lies in the Vines
The gripping thriller about our obsession with true crime
By Benjamin Stevenson
A nail-biting thriller that turns popular true-crime such as Serial and Making A Murderer on its head
PERFECT FOR FANS OF THE DRY AND MAKING A MURDER
'Outstanding . . . an absorbing thriller told with heart and wit. Morality and ambition clash on a journey full of twists as [this] takes readers from the cut-throat media landscape to a sleepy town full of secrets'
Jane Harper, bestselling author of The Dry and Force of Nature
Four years ago Eliza Dacey was brutally murdered.
Within hours, her killer was caught.
So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick's new true-crime documentary.
A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings. Curtis Wade, convicted of Eliza's murder on circumstantial evidence and victim of a biased police force, is the perfect subject. Millions of viewers agree.
Just before the finale, Jack uncovers a minor detail that may prove Curtis guilty after all. Convinced it will ruin his show, Jack disposes of the evidence and delivers the finale unedited: proposing that Curtis is innocent.
But when Curtis is released, and a new victim is found bearing horrifying similarities to the original murder, Jack realizes that he may have helped a guilty man out of jail. And, as the only one who knows the real evidence of the case, he is the only one who can send him back...
'A hugely-original premise, a guilt-ridden protagonist, a plot that won't lie down. A great debut'
Chris Hammer, author of Scrublands
Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. He has sold out shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Off-stage, Benjamin has worked for publishing houses and literary agencies in Australia and the USA. He currently works with some of the world's best-loved authors at Curtis Brown Australia.
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25 Jul 2019
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Hodder & Stoughton
An outstanding debut from an exceptional new talent, [this] is an absorbing thriller told with heart and wit. Morality and ambition clash on a journey full of twists as [this] takes readers from the cut-throat media landscape to a sleepy town full of secrets. Confident, compelling and with a surprise around every corner, I loved it — Jane Harper, bestselling author of The Dry and Force of Nature
A hugely-original premise, a guilt-ridden protagonist, a plot that won't lie down. A great debut — Chris Hammer, author of Scrublands
Such an assured, intricately plotted novel full of mind-bending twists and turns — Candice Fox, bestselling author of Redemption
A gripping, densely knotted debut that kept me guessing until the very last page — Mark Brandi, the award-winning author of Wimmera
A killer premise, genuinely surprising twists and turns and an original, deeply memorable protagonist — Dervla McTiernan, bestselling author of The Ruin